This is probably the most obvious. This is the first thing the parents will see, and the first thing they will judge as well. How clean, safe, and pleasing is the facility? Is it equipped with the essential items? Is there enough space for the children?
After the facility, parents will look at your staff and caregivers. How do they interact with kids? Are they down on the floor playing with the children? Do they have a close and personal interaction with their kids? These are the ages where children will need close and loving relationships. Thus, it is important they experience this in their daycare.
Does your daycare share the same parenting philosophy as your clients? Do you value the same things as the parents? What are your rules on discipline? On video games or TV time? How about for snacks and their diet? Parents will tend to favor daycares that share the same values and policies on how to raise their children.
This is one of the most important factors many parents will look for. Having clear and effective communication between the daycare and the parents. Especially for younger children, they will not be able to express what they are feeling and experiencing. It is up to your caregivers to relay and tell the parents about how the day went.
Consistency and commitment
Children, especially younger ones, will need consistent and predictable care from their caregivers. It is important that the daycare can commit to the child for proper care that will last at least the year. Parents will be looking for daycares that they can partner with long term to help raise the kids.
Although the points above are by no means an assurance your daycare will succeed, it is a good starting point for a successful daycare. For any successful daycare, you must ensure it is protected from unforseen or uncontrollable variables. This is where the right insurance coverage can help. We aim to provide comprehensive insurance policies that makes your life easier. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (636) 220-6377. Get your free quote today by clicking here.